Kansas City Chiefs @ L.A.Chargers

Location

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Ca

Time

4:25pm ET

9:25pm UK

Coverage

CBS

Game Pass

Chiefs Radio Network

Team Records

Chiefs 1-0

Chargers 1-0

Last 3 games

13th Dec 2018 Chargers 29 @ Chiefs 28

18th Nov 2019 Chiefs 24 @ Chargers 17

29th Dec 2019 Chargers 21 @ Chiefs 31

The story so far

The Chiefs opened the season on Thursday night with a very comfortable win over a lacklustre Texans side. The game was never in doubt beyond the 1st quarter and Clyde Edwards-Helaire showcased why the Chiefs took a RB in the 1st round of the draft with a stellar performance.

This gave Andy Reid 10 days to prepare for the Chargers. Considering his fantastic record coming off extended breaks and considering the Chiefs own the AFC West, that spells bad news for the Chargers who scraped past Joe Burrow and the Bungles thanks to a late missed FG.  

The Chargers are riding the arm of Tyrod Taylor (eh?) to probable mediocrity. The really interesting point of their season will be when 1st round QB Justin Herbert takes over the starting job. Already missing key players through injury, the Chargers look like they are in for a long season.

Head to head

Chiefs lead 63-56-1

Team Leaders

Passing

PlayerATTCOMPYDSCOMP%YDS/ATTTDTD%INTINT%LONGSCKSCK/LOSTRATE
Patrick Mahomes3224211756.639.38001918123.3

Rushing

PlayerATTYDSYDS/ATTLNGTD
Clyde Edwards-Helaire251385.5271
Darrel Williams7233.370
Sammy Watkins13330
Anthony Sherman12220

Receiving

PlayerRECYDSYDS/RECLNGTD
Sammy Watkins78211.7191
Travis Kelce6508.3151
Tyreek Hill5469.2151
Demarcus Robinson3206.790
Darrel Williams273.560
Mecole Hardman16660

One to watch

Demarcus Robinson.

He was frequently wide open last week and he frequently dropped the ball. That’s not a great combination. If teams are devoting more resources to stopping Edwards-Helaire as well as Hill and Kelce, expect Robinson to continue to be wide open. He could potentially need a good performance or Mecole Hardman could be eating up his snaps.

Key Matchup

Keenan Allen v L’Jarius Sneed

Sneed was targeted early and often last week. After some early nerves he grew into the game and finished with a very accomplished performance. Keenen Allen is a step above Will Fuller though. Some (he) would say that he’s the best WR in the division. I’m not convinced by that, but he is really good and Sneed will have his hands full. If the Chargers stand any chance in this game they’ll need a big game from Allen.

Odds

Chiefs by 8.5. Game points 47.5. I’m taking the Chiefs to cover the spread and the over on the points. It would take something crazy this year to take the under with this offence.

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